Thursday, January 6, 2011

Should I be flattered, furious or flabbergasted?

I love getting the mail.  Especially during the holidays because I generally get a few Christmas cards here and there.  Aside from the bills, which come all too frequently, I love getting the mail.

Until today.

Today, in my mailbox was the "American Baby Parenting Magazine,"  an offer to subscribe to "More Magazine, the magazine for women in their 50's" and to add insult to injury,  my "Welcome to AARP" packet.


Am I in my child-bearing years?  No, that ship sailed about 1 year ago to the date.  Do I look like I'm 50?  Maybe it's the gray hair.  But AARP?  Someone needs to kick the shit out the person handling their demographic studies.

I am considering contacting my OB/GYN and asking him if he doesn't make enough money at the normal OB/GYN business.  You know birthin' babies, the ever popular annual exam and the boob fondling that comes along with that.  Because obviously he's selling his mailing list to make a little extra cash.

Honestly.  I'm not getting the mail tomorrow.


  1. now way you look 50 baby! That sucks about mailing lists. The only weirdness I had experienced was receiving baby formula in the mail immediately after having my son. But that's the soc. sec. list I imagine. BUT, I also did not have my son in a hospital. He was born with a midwife and I must have received 10+ surveys and research queries asking me questions like "Where did you give birth to your child" (cause they obviously knew it wasn't in a hospital) and "What do you eat, are you a vegetarian?" and "Do you breastfeed?"
    Holy crap, those were scary.

  2. I agree..... I have no idea what sick cruel person put me on a baby mailing list- but I have not had a baby in this house for 5 years- but I get formula/coupons/mags etc. monthly!!!! Between all the AARP and Financial Savings mail- you'd think by now, they'd get the picture- we are not interested!
    let getting the mail be one of the "kid chores" thats what I did (teehee!)


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